Rose Mary Watts
Rose Mary Watts, 41, of Hazard, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005. She was preceded in death by son, Ronnie Wayne Slone. She is survived by her mother, Mattie Watts of Beaver Dam, father, Ronnie Watts of Vicco; 1 brother, David Watts of Beaver Dam; 2 daughters, Heathet Nicole Slone and Angela Michelle Slone, both of Vicco; 2 special nephews, D. J. and Jeremy Watts of Beaver Dam. Funeral was conducted Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Bevil Brothers Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with burial in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Bevil Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Levi Lewis, 80, of Viper, died Wednesday, August 10, 2005 in Winchester. He is survived by his former wife, Geneva Whitaker of Lexington; 3 daughters, Madeline Ritchie of Viper; Sandra Kaye Conners of Winchester; Barbara Gabbard of Lexington; 2 sons, Orville Lewis and Levi Lewis, Jr., both of Lexington; 1 brother, Rubeun Lewis of Letcher County; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral was conducted Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Brashear Funeral Home with Freddy Ballard officiating, burial in the Lewis Cemetery on Left Hand Fork of Maces Creek. Brashear Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Larry J. Parsons
Larry J. Parsona, 52 of Corbin, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2005 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center. He was born, October 13, 1952 at Combs to the late Walter David and Rebecca Jane Eversole Parsons. He had worked for the Hazard Independent Schools, belonged to the West Corbin Christian Church and was an Eagle Scout. Survivors include his wife, Jane Parsons of Hazard; 2 daughters, Rebecca Parson of Hazard; Patti Collins and husband John Smith of Corbin; 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters Virginia (Jenny) Williams of Hazard; Barbara Dobson of Grapevine; 1 brother, Tommy Parsons of Hazard. Funeral was conducted Friday, July 29, 2005 at the O'Neil Funeral Home in Corbin with Bro. Ron King and Scott Prewitt officiating, burial in the Campbell Family Cemetery in Couchtown. O'Neil Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jimerson Montgomery, 89, of Hazard, died Sunday, August 9, 2005 at home. He is survived by 4 daughters, Phenon Montgomery, Lovetta Campbell, Laura Hagins and Donna Sue Montgomery, all of Hazard; 4 sons, Robert Ray Montgomery and wife Paulette of Youngstown, OH: Lorenzo Montgomery and wife Tosim of Tacoma, WA; Ronald Montgomery and James Montgomery and wife Dalanda, all of Lexington; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Thursday, August 11, 2005 at the Town Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. John Pray officiating, burial in the Lick Branch Cemetery in Town MT. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Betty F. Stuart
Betty F. Stuart., 75, of Lexington, passed away Sun., Aug. 14, 2005. She was born in Hazard, KY, July 19, 1930, to the late Molly Steele Blount and Frank Faulconer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John T. Stuart, her brother, Richard Blount and her sister, Charlotte Brady. Mrs. Stuart was a retired Federal employee of the Social Security Administration. She was an accomplished pianist who performed locally. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Butcher and her son, Richard Stuart, both of Lexington. Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Judi Blount and nephew, Patrick Blount. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wed. at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway. www.milwardfuneral.com
John David Goodlette
John David Goodlette, passed away at his home in Black Forest (section of Colorado Springs, CO.,) on August 6, 2005, after a long illness. A memorial service in his honor was held at the Black Forest Community Church on Monday, August 15, 2005. John was born in Hazard, KY., to Dudley H. and Lillian (Harp) Goodlette, on November 14, 1925. After his graduation from Hazard High School in 1943, he completed Officer's Training School and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army until the end of World War ll. He graduated from the University of Kentucky as a mechanical engineer in 1949. He was first employed by H.A. Spaulding, Engineers of Hazard. John spent the balance of his career with the Martin Marietta Corp., (now Lockheed Martin), and retired in 1991 after 39 years, most of them in aerospace engineering. He served as a Vice President of the company. The high point of his career came in 1976 when two Viking spacecrafts successfully landed on the surface of Mars and transmitted a wealth of scientific information and photographs back to earth. John was a Chief Engineer on this 10 year project. Retirement brought time for travel with his wife Jeanette, whem he married in 1952, and for enjoying hi favorite hobby, flying gliders. John served on the board of directors for both the Colorado Soaring Association and the Black Forest Soaring Society and was a long-time member of both organizations. He also sang in the choir at the Black Forest Community Church, and served on the Board of Trustees there for many years. John is survived by his wife Jeanette, son David H, Goodlette and wife Cynthia, 2 daughters, Sarah Gibson and husband Drexel and Alice Palmer and husband Mark, 1 brother Joe of Hazard; and many devoted nieces and nephews. A brother, Richard died in 1975. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Soaring Society of America, P.O. Box 2100, Hobbs, NM, 88241-2100 or the Black Forest Community Church, P.O. Box 88156, Colorado, Springs, CO., 80908.