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Obituaries

  • Janet Lee Huff Holland, 51

    Janet Lee Huff Holland, 51, Cynthiana, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She was the daughter of the late Eula Huff.  
    Survivors include: her husband, Hershell Holland; a son, Mark Huff, Cynthiana; and three daughters, Chasity Reed, Cynthiana, Misty Huff, West Virginia and Lisa Milner, Cynthiana.  
    Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
    Ware Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • David Newland Taylor, 76

    David Newland Taylor, 76, died Feb. 16, 2012 at Mercy Hospital –Hospice of Cincinnati.
    He was the son of the late Norman and Mabel Newland Taylor.
    Survivors include: his daughter, Angela L. Taylor of Ft. Thomas; and son, David J. Taylor of Taylorsville.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirlee King Taylor.
    Graveside services weree held at Sharon Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 18.
    Ware Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  • Lesley Murphy Barr, 52

    Lesley Murphy Barr, 52, wife of Robert H. Barr, of Lexington, Ky. died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
    She was born in Campbellsville, Ky. on Aug. 24, 1959, to the late Jerry and Connie Murphy.

  • Helen Louise Cordray Bell, 80

    Helen Louise Cordray Bell, 80, St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Harrison County, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
    She was born in Harrison County, April 22, 1931, to the late Irvin and Irene Cordray, and was a member of Salem Church of Christ.  She married Lewis Holton Bell on June 17, 1948 who preceded her in death in 1993. After their marriage and until 1957, they lived on Salem Pike in Harrison County.  

  • Susan Beth Emery Dumaine, 77

    Susan Beth Emery Dumaine, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at her home.
    She was born in Plainfield, N.J., the daughter of George and Elisabeth Charlotte Krog Emery. She was a graduate of Smith College, a longtime resident of Weston, Mass., and a lifelong gardener and internationally known horticulturalist. After her retirement she moved to Kentucky with her husband Dudley where they built and shared a home with their daughter Meg.

  • Hazel Mae Gaunce Schanding, 83

    Hazel Mae Gaunce Schanding, 83, died Feb. 19, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital.
    She was the daughter of the late Harmon and Betty Feeback Gaunce
    Survivors include: her husband, Joseph F. Schanding; a daughter, Elaine Broderick and a son, Bradley Schanding, both of Nicholas County, Ky.
    Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Watkins and the Rev. Howard Livingood. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
    Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

  • Paul L. Collins, 84

    Paul L. Collins, 84, of Covington, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 St. Elizabeth-Edgewood.
    He was a son of the late Hobart and Bertha Mae Courtney Collins.
    Survivors include: his wife, Lula Fenton Collins of Covington; two sons, David Collins and Donnie Collins, both of Covington; and four daughters, Paula Gatewood of Dry Ridge, Judy Collins of Morningview, Barb Fox of Crittenden, and Lisa Geiger of Florence.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, Covington. Burial was in the Williamstown Cemetery.

  • Wayne T. Smith, 66

    Wayne T. Smith, 66, of Ocala, Fla., died Feb. 16, 2012.
    He was born in Paris, Ky., to Ben and Gladys Louise (Skinner) Smith. He graduated from Harrison County High School where he was also in the marching band, was a member of Leesburg Christian Church and retired as a computer consultant for Ryder Truck Rental. He also loved working in his yard and playing guitar.

  • Marie H. Snopek, 99

    Marie H. Snopek, 99, died peacefully surrounded by family at her home on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
    She was born Nov. 14, 1912 in Scranton, Penn.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Snopek and her parents, Thomas and Anna Gingleski.  
    Survivors include: her son, Donald (Barbara) Snopek; grandchildren, Chris (Carla) Snopek and Stacey (Clif) Marshall; and five great-grandchildren, Kate Russell Snopek, Christopher Snopek, Lydia Snopek, John Whit Snopek and Mary Grace Marshall.

  • Earl F. Matthews, 92

    Earl F. Matthews, 92, husband of Mildred Eileen Thomas Cornett Matthews, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at his home.
    He was born March 21, 1919 in Harrison County, Ky., the son of the late Richard Raymond Matthews and Gertrude B. Fightmaster Matthews. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was held as a POW for 14 months in Germany during World War II.  He was employed for over 21 years in electronics engineering at the University of Kentucky and was of the Christian faith.