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From: "Bobbie Ivey-Lewallen" <>
Subject: [CRR] Obituaries for July 25, 2001 from The News-Journal
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 23:29:52 -0400


E. J. Richie, 78, of London, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2001 in
Marymount Medical Center. He was an Oil Distributor, a World War II Navy
Veteran and was affiliated with the First Christian Church of London.
Those preceding him in death: father: Orville Richie; mother: Mammie
(Florence) Richie.
Survivors include: wife: Mary Anne (Saunders) Richie, London, KY; son: E.
J. Richie, Jr., Lexington, KY; three daughters: Ann and husband John
Sizemore, Louisville, KY; Carol and husband Gary Bozman, Nashville, TN; Kris
and husband Jeff Vaughn, Trenton, OH; sister: Hattie Vogt, Denver, CO;
brother: Dr. Robert E. Richie and wife, Fern, Nashville, TN; one
granddaughter: Carrie Warren and husband Keith, Louisville, KY.
Graveside services were held in Paris Cemetery, Paris, KY, on Friday,
July 20, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Wheeler officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the American Heart
Association or the National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky.


Thelma J. Wyatt, 73, formerly of London, passed away Saturday, July 14,
2001, in Ft. Hamilton Hospital, OH. She was a retired cafeteria worker, a
Champion Paper employee and was affiliated with West Side Church of Christ,
Hamilton, OH.
Those preceding her in death: father: Doc Nelson Beckner; mother: Sally
(Vandyventer) Beckner; brother: Earl Beckner; sister: Velma Beckner.
Survivors include: husband: Glenn Wyatt, Sr., Hamilton, OH; two
daughters: Deloris Faye Cox, Middletown, OH; Rhonda Gail Wyatt, Hamilton,
OH; son: Glenn Wyatt, Jr., Hamilton, OH; Everett Beckner, Fayette County,
IN; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at House-Rawlings Funeral Home on July 20,
2001 at 10:00 a.m. with Jerry Brown officiating. Burial was in Beckner
Cemetery in London, KY.

Allie Phelps Edwards, 88, of London, KY, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2001
in the Baptist Regional Medical Center. She was retired Laurel County school
teacher and attended the Fariston Christian Church, Fariston, KY.
Those preceding her in death were: father: R. W. Phelps; mother: Mary
(Combs) Phelps; husband: Walter Edwards. Survivors include one daughter:
Wilma Cole, London, KY; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren.
Services were held at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home on July 22 at 2
p.m. with Rev. Leo Crowe officiating. Burial was in the Norville Cemetery.


Mr. Delbert Hensley, age 75, of Route 1 Manchester passed away Saturday,
July 21 at the Marymount Medical Center in London, KY. He was a retired
school teacher, a Marine Veteran of W.W.II, a member of Pine Grove Church of
Christ and was married to Rometta Hensley, whom he leaves surviving. He is
also survived by 2 children: Glenda Jean Proffitt and David Hensley both of
London; 4 grandsons: Jason Douglas Proffitt of Lexington; James Travis
Proffitt of Morehead, KY; Alex William Hensley and Alan Stuart Hensley both
of London; 3 brothers: Conley Hensley of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Eugene
Hensley of Hounchell Bend Community; Edsel Hensley of Valdosta, GA; 1
sister: Lorene Stokes of Valdosta, GA.
Funeral service for Delbert Hensley was Tuesday, at 1:00 p.m. at Rominger
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Brown and Bro. O'Neal Martin
officiating. Burial was in Hounchell Bend Cemetery.


Farmer Boggs, 87, formerly of London, KY, passed away Thursday, July 19,
2001 in Trinity Comm. Hospital, Jasper, FL. He was the owner/manager of
Boggs American Service Station on South Main Street in London for several
years and was affiliated with Lakeview Church of Christ in London, KY.
Those preceding him in death: father: Willie Boggs; mother: Hettie
(Baker) Boggs; wife: Linda (Johnson) Boggs.
Survivors include: five daughters: Mary Hale, Eula Walden and Evelene
Cornett all of London, KY; Martha Proffitt, Cincinnati, OH; Ona Steele,
Jennings, FL; one son: Earl Boggs, Keavy, KY; sister: Nancy Music, London,
KY; brother: Pearl Boggs, Annville, KY: 9 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 23, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at House-Rawlings
Funeral Home with Jerry Brown and John Sizemore officiating. Burial was in
A. R. Dyche Memorial Park, London, KY.

William Coy Asher, 60, of Deer Lodge, TN, passed away Monday, July 23, 2001
in the Fentress County General Hospital. He was a truck driver, a US Air
Force Veteran, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, a
member of C.D. Ward Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.
Those preceding him in death were: father: John Asher; mother: Fern
Isbell (Smith) Asher; one son: John Joseph Asher; two brothers: Gary Scott
Asher, Frank Isbell Asher.
Survivors include: spouse: Diana (Todd) Asher, Deer Lodge, TN; one son:
William Coy and wife Danelle, London, KY; four daughters: Kelly and husband
Cameron Hall, Dawn and husband Ronnie Overbey, all of Deer Lodge, TN, Becky
and husband Lloyd Morris, Rena and husband Terry Vaughn, all of London, KY;
one brother: David Napier; and fourteen grandchildren.
Services were held at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home on July 25 at 2
p.m. with Bishop Charles Dungan officiating. A Masonic service was held July
24 at 7:30 p.m. Burial was in the Asher Cemetery, East Bernstadt, KY.


Rita Lynn Hacker, 43, of London, passed away July 20, 2001, in the Marymount
Medical Center, London, KY. She was a housewife and affiliated with the
Baptist faith.
Preceding her in death: one son: David Hacker.
Survivors include: mother: Wanda Langley Queen, London, KY; father:
Kenneth Sweet, Corbin, KY; husband: Tom Hacker, London, KY; two daughters:
Misty Hacker Guinn and Kortlyn Hacker both of London, KY; son: Jaren Hacker,
London, KY; brother: Patrick Sweet, London, KY; two half-brothers: Stacy
Savage, London, KY; Michael Sweet, Corbin, KY; two sisters: Shirlene Hicks
and Toni Jackson, both of London, KY; two half-sisters: Darci Sweet and
Melissa Robinson, both of Corbin, KY; one grandchild: Haleigh Guinn, London,
KY; grandparents: Aubrey and Edna Langley, Blackwater, KY.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 23, 2001 at 12 noon, at London
Funeral Home with Brother Denvis Rush officiating. Burial was in Langley
Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Patrick Sweet, Orville Hicks, Jason Jackson,
Gary Cheek, Ronnie Hollinsworth and Kevin Langley.


Martha Evelyn Gambrel, 65, of London, KY, passed away Saturday, July 21,
2001 at her residence. She was a homemaker.
Those preceding her in death: father: Charlie Adams; mother: Rose
(McFarland) Adams.
Survivors include: husband: Wiley Gambrel, London, KY; three daughters:
Rose Oakes and Phyllis Gambrel both of London, KY; Sandra Bankhead,
Smithville, PA; two sons: Wiley Gambrel, Smithville, PA; Michael Gambrel,
London, KY; two foster sons: Travis Butcher, London, KY; Roy Butcher, CA;
one sister: Mable Lewis, London, KY.
Funeral services were held July 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at House-Rawlings
Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Nicholson officiating. Burial was in Upper Colony
Cemetery, London, KY.


Cleo Gabbard Williams, 76, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Saturday, July 21,
2001 in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Jackson
County, KY, and was the daughter of the late Grover and Nannie Gabbard.
Mrs. Williams was a devoted wife, mother, and singer. She ministered
alongside her husband, pastoring churches in the Church of God in Tennessee,
Indiana and Kentucky. She was a member of Charleston Church of God.
Those preceding her in death were: grandson: Kenneth Aaron Williams;
brothers: Robert Gabbard, Verdie Gabbard and Homer Gabbard; and sisters: Ada
Gabbard Parker, Rhoda Gabbard McDaniel and Elsie Gabbard Foreman.
Survivors include: her husband of 58 years: Reverend Bobby Harold "B.H."
Williams of Cleveland, TN; one daughter and son-in-law: Geraldine and
Reverend Jerry W. Ballard of Seymour, TN; three sons and daughters-in-law:
Reverend Kenneth and Shirley Davis Williams, Boyd and Carolyn Halloway
Williams, all of Cleveland, TN, and Reverend Billy and Vicki Coffey Williams
of Ellijay, GA; eight grandchildren: Tonya Ballard, Tony Ballard, both of
Indianapolis, IN, Michelle Williams Smith, Kimberly Williams Snapp, both of
Sullivan, IN, Paige Williams, Allison Williams, Jennifer Williams, all of
Cleveland, TN, and Brett Williams of Ellijay, GA; ten great-grandchildren;
one sister: Eula Gabbard Lane of London, KY; two brothers: Junior Gabbard
and Vernon Gabbard, both of East Bernstadt, KY; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on July 23 in the chapel of
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home in Cleveland, TN with Dr. Walter P. Atkinson,
Reverend Russell Sumner, Reverend Mitchell Maloney and Reverend Paul Henson
officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.


Clarence "Big Deal" Benge, 73, of London, KY, passed away Monday, July 23,
2001 at his residence. He was a farmer.
Those preceding him in death were: father: Hansford Benge; mother: Sarah
(Baker) Benge.
Survivors include: wife: Bobbie Jean (Cupp) Benge, London, KY; three
daughters: Janet Benge, London, KY, Connie Buttree, Hamilton, OH, Alma
Buttrey, London, KY; one son: Rev. Johnnie Benge, London, KY; one brother:
Rev. Arthur Benge, London, KY; four sisters: Daisy Brock, Joyce Young, both
of London, KY, Bernice Rader, Manchester, KY, Ada McKinney, Camby, IN;
thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren.
Services were held at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home July 24 at 1 p.m.
with Bros. Roy Crawford and Johnny Ray Benge officiating. Burial was in the
Clarence Benge Cemetery.



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