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Obituaries

  • Garnett H. Lyons, 91

    Garnett H. Lyons, 91, widower of Elsie W. Lyons, died March 23, 2012.
    He was born June 20, 1920 in Harrison County, Ky., a son of the late Andrew and Anna May Lyons.
    He was a loving husband and partner for 68 years to Elsie, a World War II veteran, a dedicated member of Benson United Methodist Church and First Church of God in Cynthiana, a farmer for 12 years and worked as a homebuilder in Cynthiana for 33 years.

  • Patricia Ann Upthegrove, 70

    Patricia Ann Upthegrove, 79, of Alexandria, Ky., died Friday, March 23, 2012 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Louise Newby Lynch and was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Upthegrove Hellings.

  • Raymond Paul Purcell, 77

    Raymond Paul Purcell, 77, Berry, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at his son’s residence.
    He was born in Harrison County, May 30, 1934 to the late Carl Clifton and Mary Alice Metcalfe Purcell. He was a farmer and a retired supervisor for Cynthiana Waterworks.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Laytart Purcell and a brother, Carl Clifton Jr.

  • Carley Nicole and Glen Ray ‘Trace’ Yazell III, infants

    Carley Nicole and Glen Ray ‘Trace’ Yazell III, quadruplet daughter and son of Glen Jr. and Ashley Yazell of Cynthiana, died Monday, March 19, 2012 and Friday, March 23, 2012 respectively at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.  Born in Lexington, March 19, 2012.

  • Catherine Allison Hollar, 97

    Catherine Allison Hollar, 97, widow of Hisel R. Hollar, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home.
    She was born Feb. 9, 1915 in Nicholas County to the late Charles and Addie Green Allison. She was a retired employee of Allison’s Catering and a member of Saltwell United Methodist Church.

  • James Rennick Bowles, 42

    James Rennick Bowles, 42, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at UK-Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.
    He was the son of Donald and Betty Gaunce Bowles of Cynthiana.
    Services will be Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home with burial in the Carlisle Cemetery.

  • Dan P. Hedges, 67

    Dan P. Hedges, 67, of Mt. Olivet, Ky., died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
    Survivors include: his wife, Peggy Hale; and two daughters, Susan Fish of Waverly, Ohio, and Becky Schalch of Mt. Olivet.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Melbourne and Imogene.
    A memorial was held Monday, March 19 at the Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Dee Whitaker officiating.  There was no graveside service.

  • Atlee E. Whitaker, 66

    Atlee E. Whitaker, 66, of Cynthiana, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
    He was born in Harrison County, Ky., May 23, 1945, to the late William C. and Ruby Esther Moore Whitaker.
    He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gary Whitaker, Randall Whitaker and Glenn Whitaker.
    Survivors include: one brother, Dale Whitaker of North Carolina; and one sister, Kay Yates of Alabama.
    Services were held Tuesday, March 13 at Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home by the Rev. Bobby Stone, with burial in Battle Grove Cemetery.

  • Virginia Rose Beach, 50

    Virginia Rose Beach, 50, Cynthiana, died March 11, 2012 at her residence.
    She was born in Campbell County, May 11, 1961 to Melvin and Mary Goins Jenkins of Cynthiana. She was a bus monitor for the Harrison County Board of Education for 15 years and a member of Flour Creek Christian Church in Butler.
    She was preceded in death by two sons, Allan Warner and David Warner.  

  • Rita Faye Fryman Moore, 50

    Rita Faye Fryman Moore, 50, Cynthiana, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She was born in Harrison County, Feb. 11, 1962 to the late Harlan and Mary Katherine Ritchie Fryman.
    She was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Mae Fryman and Donna Lynn Fryman.