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Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Anna L. Smith, 73

    Anna L. Smith, 73, Madisonville, formerly of Harrison County, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at her residence with her children by her side.
    She was born in Harrison County, April 30, 1938, to the late Charles O. and Ruth Lee Smith. She was a retired Walmart employee.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Elbert Joe Smith and a sister, Charlotte Lamere.
    Survivors include: three sons, Nathan (Elisa) Hill, Cynthiana, Zachary (Sasha) Fight and Christopher Fight, both of Madisonville; a daughter, Ruthanna (Terry) Brayboy, Lexington; and seven grandchildren.

  • Janet Lynn Pelkey, 54

    Janet Lynn Pelkey, 54, Cynthiana, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    She was the daughter of Douglas and Lida Bea Skirvin Charles of Mt. Sterling.  
    She is survived by six sons.
    Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Ware Funeral Home by Jason Adams. Burial will be in Battle Grove Cemetery.

  • J B Ritchie Jr., 55

    J B Ritchie Jr., 55, Berry, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.
    He was the son of J B and Marjorie Jane Dennis Ritchie of Cynthiana.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kayla Jean Ritchie.
    Survivors include: his wife, Vicky Casey Ritchie; a stepson, Jimmy Ellis Barnes, Cynthiana; and a stepdaughter, Tracie (Gregg) Barnes, Cynthiana.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 19 at Ware Funeral Home. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

  • Martin Clay Garnett, 55

    Martin Clay Garnett, 55, son of Woody and Gloria “Betty” Garnett, was born Oct. 12, 1956 and died on Feb. 6, 2012.
    He enjoyed life and talking to his many friends, riding his motorcycles and loved to listen to Elvis Presley. One of his favorite songs was “My Way.” He worked at Dix Associates in Lexington for 35 years. One of his favorite quotes was “Marty is Marty.”
    Garnett will be remembered and followed by a family of friends. A memorial service will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Ware Funeral Home.