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Subject: Obits From The Corbin News Journal On Line 16 Jan 2002
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 11:48:06 EST


From The Corbin News Journal On Line19 Jan 2002

ROGER ALLEN STONECIPHER, 62, Hwy. 904E, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday,
January 12, 2002 at his home.
Survivors include one brother, Jack Stonecipher of Williamsburg; one sister,
Ruth Flowers of Anaheim, California; and one daughter, Rekisha Stonecipher of
Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Rachel Stonecipher and one
sister, Iva Lee Stonecipher.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 14 at the Ellison Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Ray Lawson officiating. Burial was in the Valley View
Cemetery at Elk Valley, Tennessee.
Ellison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

IRENE STRUNK, 65, Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the
St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Floyd Strunk, Jr. of Williamsburg;
one daughter, Mary Perry and husband, David of Williamsburg; one son, Wayne
Strunk and wife, Mary King Strunk of Williamsburg; three grandchildren, Penny
Lynn Strunk, Ginny Irene Strunk and Robbie Perry; five sisters, Lorene Walker
and husband, Elmer, Bonnie Walker and husband, David, Wilma Keith and
husband, Andrew, Elva Hinkle and husband, Peanut, and Elsie Keith and
husband, John, all of Williamsburg; two brothers, Arlis Wilson and Coy Wilson
and wife, Linda, all of Williamsburg; also several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mary Wilson and one
brother, Ello Wilson.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 11 at the Jones & Son Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Manuel Meadors and Clay Canada officiating. Burial followed
in the Canadatown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jerome Walker, Billy Keith, Jimmy Keith, Larry Keith, Coy
Wilson Jr., and Elmer Wilson.
Jones & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

CYE A. JONES, 88, Highway 1804, Williamsburg, born July 24, 1913, passed away
Sunday, January 13, 2002.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Jones of Williamsburg; three
sons, Clayton Jones and wife, Ann of Williamsburg, J.E. Jones and wife,
Joanne of Williamsburg and Jerry Jones and wife, Mary of Williamsburg; three
daughters, Bessie Lawson and husband, Charlie of Williamsburg, Joyce Lawson
and husband, Jerry Paul of Williamsburg and Judy Jones of Williamsburg; one
sister, Alberta Jones of Williamsburg; 14 grandchildren, Neal Jones and wife,
Deborah, Jeff Jones and wife, Tessie, Jason Jones, Donnie Jones and wife,
Angie, Mike Jones, Shannon Jones, Steve Lawson, Cindy Daniels and husband,
Jim, Marty Lawson and wife, Shirley, Teresa Wilson and husband, Darren, Judy
Anderson and husband, Rick, Jerry W. Jones, Jr., Paul Lawson and wife,
Carolyn, and Mary Haddix and husband, Daniel, all of Williamsburg; and 21
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15 in the chapel of the Harp
Funeral Home with Rev. Horace Partin and Rev. Durand Dixon officiating.
Burial followed in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Harp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

RHONDA HAMPTON STONE, 48, Evans, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 10,
2002 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
A native of Corbin, Rhonda received a degree in medical technology from
Eastern Kentucky University and completed her postgraduate studies at the
University of Cincinnati. She later went on to receive her degree in chemical
engineering from the University of South Florida. For the past 14 years, she
was employed at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.
Survivors include her husband, J. Michael (Mike) Stone and a son, J. Michael
Stone II, both of Evans, Georgia; her father, Thomas Hampton of Corbin; a
sister, Charlotte Riley of London; a niece, Angie Sumrall of Georgetown; and
a nephew, Barry Lynn Rose of London.
She was predeceased by her mother, Elva Bundy Hampton.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 13 at the O'Neil Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Interment followed at Pine Hill
Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rick Christian, David Lee, David Earl Malone, James S.
Malone, Don Noell, and Andrew Sumrall.
Honorary bearers were Eric Bittlinger, Barry Lynn Rose, Tim Swords, Bill
Thomas, Mike Thomas and her cousins.
O'Neil Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JR ROSE, 66, Lot Mud Creek Road, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday, January
5, 2002 at the Corbin Nursing Home.
Survivors include one daughter, Nola Rose of Harps Creek Road, Siler; his
mother, Gladys Lawson Rose, Lot Mud Creek Road, Williamsburg; one sister,
Marie Chambers and husband, Chester of Cox Road, Williamsburg; as well as
several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and
friends to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Rose Sr. and a brother, E.B. Rose.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 9 at the Croley Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. George Peace and Rev. Horace Partin officiating. Burial was
in the Lawson Cemetery in the Mud Creek Community.
Croley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

RONALD GREGORY MCCULLAH, 30, Old Corbin Pike, Williamsburg, passed away
Friday, January 11, 2002 as a result of an automobile accident.
Survivors include his mother, Evelyn McCullah Wilkes and husband, Nick of
Williamsburg; father, Ronald Ray Bretz of Radcliff; daughter, Haley Marie
McCullah of Williamstown; one sister, Josette "Sissy" McQueen and husband,
Scott of London; one brother, Jason Boyd McCullah of Williamsburg; one
nephew, Gage Ryan McQueen of London; grandmother, Nellie McCullah of
Williamsburg; aunts and uncles, Ella "Betsy" Couture of Sylvania, Ohio, R.L.
McCullah, Jack McCullah, Birdie McCullah, Goldie Blakely, Joyce Huddleston
and Gail M. Buck, all of Williamsburg, Henrietta O'Donnell of West Liberty,
Iowa; several cousins and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his
passing.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Boyd Clyde McCullah.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15 at the Ellison Funeral Home
Chapel with J.D. Goins officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery.
Ellison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HOWARD FOISTER JOHNSON, 80, Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Meadow Creek,
passed away Friday, January 11, 2002 at the Alois Alzheimers Center in
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Survivors include one brother, Jess Johnson and wife, Dean of Campton; one
niece, Jessica Johnson Frazier of Richmond; as well as several nieces,
nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Joshua (Josh) Johnson and
Bettie Miller Johnson and one brother, Fred Johnson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 13 at the Johnson Cemetery at
Meadow Creek with Rev. Sam Smith officiating. Burial followed.
Croley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY WHITE HOAG, 90, Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida
and Whitley County, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2002 in Georgia.
She was born in Whitley County on June 12, 1911 to the late William A. White
and Cordelia Strunk White. She was a graduate of Cumberland College and had
taught elementary school in the Williamsburg area before her marriage.
Mrs. Hoag was the widow of Col. Thomas R. Hoag, U.S.A.R. (Ret.). After Col.
Hoag's military retirement in 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Hoag and their children
resided in Jacksonville, Florida where Mrs. Hoag was a member of the
Riverside Christian Church. A resident of the Atlanta area since 1986, she
was a member of the Sandy Springs Christian Church.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Dr. Thomas Hinz
of Marietta, Georgia and Marilynn and John Ford of Douglasville, Georgia;
four grandchildren, Michelle Ford McKinley of Douglasville, Georgia, Ian Ford
of Tallahassee, Florida, Holly and Matthew Hinz of Marietta, Georgia; two
great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jonathon McKinley of Douglasville, Georgia; as
well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Friday, January 18 at the Riverside Memorial
Park in Jacksonville, Florida with the Rev. Richard Hull officiating. H.M.
Patterson & Son Canton Hill Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Obituary information courtesy of Croley Funeral Home.

EDWARD R. MERBOCK, 73, Williamsburg, passed away Friday, January 11, 2002 at
the Baptist Regional Medical Center, Corbin.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Merbock of Williamsburg; four children,
Jesse Keith of Des Plaines, Illinois, Mary Bragg of Fayetteville, Tennessee,
Joseph Mook of Chicago, Illinois and Jenny of Chicago, Illinois; six
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Nelson of
Steamwood, Illinois.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15 at the Jones & Son Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Burley McFarland and Rev. Larry Day officiating. Burial
followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Jones & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SADIE VANZANT, 89, Williamsburg, passed away Monday, January 7, 2002 at
Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Survivors include one foster son, Calvin Pennington and wife, Roberta of
Rockholds; seven foster grandchildren, James Pennington of Williamsburg,
Johnny Pennington of Rockholds, Eddie Pennington of Williamsburg, Lisa Messer
of Rockholds, Karen Meadows of Williamsburg, Sonya Askins of Williamsburg,
and Sandra Bear of Knoxville, Tennessee; step-daughter-in-law, Goldie Vanzant
of Corbin; six step-grandchildren, Brenda Vanzant of Corbin, Larry Vanzant of
Franklin, Indiana, Sheila Kay King of Corbin, Linda Simpson of Corbin, Ricky
Vanzant of Whiteland, Indiana and Elaine Vanzant Pigg of Matthews, North
Carolina; 18 foster great-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren, two
foster great-great-grandchildren, and four step-great-great-grandchildren;
and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Timothy Vanzant.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 10 at the Jones & Son Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Grubbs and Rev. Austin Long officiating. Burial
followed in the Smith Cemetery at Faber.
Pallbearers were Donald Bray, John Pennington, Eddie Pennington, Mark Bear,
Greg Pennington, Mark Meadows, James Pennington, Richard Vanzant, and Larry
Vanzant.
Jones & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE ESTIL TROSPER, 93, Gray, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2002 at his
home.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two sisters, Lottie Mullins of Corbin and Edna Payne of
Rogersville, Tennessee; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay Hugh and Zora Trosper; two
brothers, Earl and Willie Trosper; and one sister, Della Parker.
Graveside service was held Tuesday, January 15 at the Lynn Camp Cemetery with
Rev. Carl McCray officiating.
O'Neil Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GENEVA MEALORS CARROLL, 81, St. Paris, Ohio, formerly of Piqua, Ohio, passed
away Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 8:40 p.m. at Heartland of Urbana Nursing
Home.
She was born June 6, 1920 in Williamsburg to the late Frank and Carrie Rains
Mealors. Geneva married Eugene Carroll October 23, 1943 in Williamsburg; he
preceded her in death May 3, 1985.
Mrs. Carroll is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald E. (Pete)
and Julia Carroll of St. Paris, Ohio, Donald K. and Linda Carroll of Sidney,
Ohio and Randy and Vicki Carroll of London, Ohio; one daughter and
son-in-law, Verona (Sue) and Steve Blosser of St. Paris, Ohio; two sisters,
Mrs. William Litteral (Nannie) of Sexton and Mrs. Emerson McKeeham (Ruth) of
Rockland.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, David Carroll, Bethann Anway,
Angela Massie, Aaron Carroll, Brandon Sargent, Adam Carroll, Brooke Carroll
and Melissa Blosser and eight great-grandchildren.
One brother and one granddaughter preceded her in death.
Mrs. Carroll was a student Jehovah Witness and was a homemaker all of her
life. She loved to make quilts and was an avid collector of salt and pepper
shakers.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 11 at the Melcher-Sowers Funeral
Home with Elder Bob Graham officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.melcher-sowers.com
Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, Ohio, in charge of arrangements.

DELLA MAE (BELEW) HATFIELD, 83, Duff, Tennessee passed away Wednesday,
January 9, 2002 at Beech Tree Manor in Jellico, Tennessee.
Funeral services were held January 12 at the Harp Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Johnny Partin and Rev. Orville Petrey officiating. Burial was in the
Hatfield Cemetery by Harp Funeral Home.

RUTH ALBRIGHT, 85, Jellico, Tennessee passed away Monday, January 7, 2002 at
the UT Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee. She was the widow of the late
James Albright.
Funeral services were held January 9 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Wayne Hedrick officiating. Interment followed in the Highland
Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville by the Cox & Son Funeral Home.

LINDA L. WELLS, 52, Corbin, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2002 at the
University of Cincinnati Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Wayne
Wells of Corbin.
Funeral services were held January 14 at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home
Chapel with Brother Charlie Helton officiating. Burial was in the Corinth
Cemetery by the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.

ARTHUR LEE NEWCOMB, 62, Knoxville, Tennessee passed away Saturday, January
12, 2002 at the Ft. Sanders Hospital in Knoxville. He is survived by his
mother, Ethel Spurlock.
Funeral services were held January 14 at the Llewellyn Funeral Home with Rev.
Jerome Walden and Rev. Leonard Rocky Johnson officiating. Burial was in the
Douglas Cemetery by Llewellyn Funeral Home.

OTIS GREER ALSIP, 85, Corbin, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2002. She was
the widow of Steeley L. Alsip.
Funeral services were held January 16 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Darren Gaddis and Rev. Jeff Moran officiating. Burial was in the Corinth
Cemetery by the Hart Funeral Home.

DELMUS LEWIS, 79, Gray, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2002 at his home.
His wife, Oma Lewis of Gray, survives.
Funeral services were held January 13 at the Candle Ridge Baptist Church with
Rev. David Rice and Rev. Sam Moore officiating. Burial followed in the Candle
Ridge Cemetery by Hart Funeral Home.

NORA CREEKMORE DOUGLAS, 99, Providence, formerly of Jellico, Tennessee,
passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the Shemwell Nursing Home,
Providence. She is survived by two daughters and two sons.
Graveside services were held January 12 at the Jellico Cemetery with Rev.
Michael Blankenship officiating. Llewellyn Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.

MARY E. CHRISTIAN, 83, Primroy, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 8,
2002 at her home.
Funeral services were held January 12 at the Harp Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Leonard Siler and Rev. Bernley Lambdin officiating. Burial was in the
Clairfield Cemetery by the Harp Funeral Home.

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