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Earl Bannister Reed
Earl Bannister Reed, 96, of Carlisle, husband of Margaret Catherine Carpenter Reed, died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Nicholas County Hospital. He was born in Bourbon County on Nov. 2, 1917 son of the late Loftus Washington and Nancy Bannister Reed. He was a graduate of North Middletown High School, and was a member of North Middletown Christian Church.
In addition to his wife, Earl is survived by three daughters: Wanda (Ray) Birch of Lexington, Sue (Jim) Denton of Bourbon County, and Janice Trimble of Lexington; a son, David Reed of Nevada; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Reed.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home by the Rev. Eddie Ball with burial in the North Middletown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Matthew Reed, Joshua Reed, Jake Denton, Erin McSpadden, Dan Thompson, and Hugo Gonzalez. Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m. Friday. www.hinton-turnerfuneralhome.com
Bobby Thornsburg, 62, husband of Penny Howard Thornsburg of Carlisle passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at his home. He was born in Nicholas County on Sept. 4, 1951 to the late Luther and Sally Bussell Thornsburg.
He is survived by his wife, Penny Howard Thornsburg; one son, Bobby (Angilee) Thornsburg of Owingsville; two daughters: Susan Thornsburg of Owingsville and Tracy (Todd) Myers of Carlisle; a step-son, Jason Ring of Carlisle; 10 grandchildren: Drake Markel, Andrew, Alyssa and Gracelyn Ring, Christina, David and Donovan Thornsburg, Haley, and Allison and Huntley Myers; one sister, Patty (Rocky) Amburgey of Carlisle; and a special cousin, Kenny Bussell of Illinois.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home with the Rev. Gaylord Gillispie officiating. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Dunn, Jerry Tom Kimes, Ronnie Stone, Randy Amburgey, Bobby Ginter, and Drake Markel. Honorary bearers were Teddy Cartmill, Leroy Thompson, Rocky Amburgey, Michael Frederick, Mary and Jerry Frederick and Ronda, and Josh Hunt. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Harold Wilson Soper
Harold Wilson Soper, 77, loving husband of 50 years to Nina Brandenburg Soper, died on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Born in Bourbon County on Aug. 13, 1936 and was raised in Millersburg, Harold was the son of the late Everett and Essie House Soper. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was active in the development of Lexington parks and youth sports programs. He had a love for sports including softball, where he was inducted into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame. Harold played fast pitch softball for years and then managed a very successful softball team who won multiple championships and was a national finisher. Harold had a career with Dixie Bell/Southern Belle Dairy in Lexington where he retired after 50 years.
Survivors are two devoted children: a son, Philip Alan (Joy) Soper of Versailles; and a daughter, Kimberly Leigh Soper of Lexington; one granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth Soper of Versailles; a special sister-in-law, Bettye Prewitt Soper of Paris; three beloved nieces: Brenda (Claude) Berry, Linda (Victor) Bromagen, and Susan Soper, all of Paris; two nephews: Steve (Jessica) Kennedy and Don (Kay) Kennedy, both of Austin, Texas; six great- nephews; six great-nieces; five great-great-nephews; and 1 great-great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his brother and best friend, Clyde B. Soper of Millersburg; a sister, Cordelia (David) Kennedy of Austin; and niece Jeannie Soper of Paris.
Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. Pallbearers were his beloved great-nephews: Chris Bromagen, Nicholas (Leah) Bromagen, Adam Berry, David Soper, John Soper, and Michael (Ashley) Swearingen. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass or a favorite charity.
Vernon Wayne "Heavy Duty" Turner, Sr.
Vernon Wayne “Heavy Duty” Turner, Sr., 69, of Carlisle, a retired self-employed electrician and husband of Phyllis Brooks Turner, died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Nicholas County Hospital. He was born in Bourbon County on Dec. 4, 1944 son of the late James and Helen Toomey Turner. He attended Bourbon County schools and was a member of Paris City Club.
In addition to his wife, Vernon is survived by a daughter, Roxanna Jean (Wayne) Crump of Cynthiana; three sons: Vernon Wayne Turner, Jr. of Cynthiana, Shannon (Dawn) Turner of Winchester, and Joseph David (Sandy) Turner of Bourbon County; three stepsons: Marvin (Penny) Watkins, Gary Lee Watkins, and Jonathon Watkins, all of Carlisle; two sisters, Bertha Mitchell, and Debbie Foster, both of Paris; six brothers: Billy, James, Frank, Steven, Bruce, and Larry Turner; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A brother, Lester Turner, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at a later date. www.hinton-turnerfuneralhome.com
Leona Helen George Trussell
Leona Helen George Trussell, 84, widow of Robert T. Trussell, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home. A native of Nicholas County, she was born on Feb. 5, 1929 to the late Thomas and Flossie Shields George. She was a retired employee of Jockey International, a member of both the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries where she held many offices at the local, state and national level, and was a devoted member of the Myers Christian Church.
She is survived by two sons: Larry (Shirley) Trussell, and Terry (Patty) Trussell, both of Carlisle; two sisters: Bonnie Minton of Lexington, and Jean McCarthy of Fairborn, Ohio; a brother, Rondall George of Carlisle; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, Jerry Whayne George; and a sister, Eunice Bromagen.
Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by the Rev. Julian Hammonds with burial following in the Carlisle Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Billy Reese Allison, Dennis Allison, Roy Fryman, Marshall Fryman, Jim Galbraith, Michael Hatton, Gary Stone, and Junior Terrell. Honorary bearers will be Rodney Hatton, Mike Pryor, Roger Walker, and members of the VFW and American Legion of Carlisle. Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Thursday. Memorial contributions suggested to the Nicholas Co. Senior Citizens Center or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Condolences and video tribute are available at www.mathersgaunce.com.
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