Isabel McCain Brown
by KATRINA HUDSON
Isabel McCain Brown, wife of the Rev. Dr. William C. Brown, died Friday, July 7, 2006, in the Hospice Unit, St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington. The Browns, who were missionaries in Japan left that country shortly before Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. After returning to the United States, their first ministry was in Welch, West Virginia. From there, they came to Perry County where they served several area Presbyterian churches, including First Presbyterian of Hazard, Lothair and Hull Memorial. The Browns moved to London, Kentucky, in 1967 where they served that town's Presbyterian Church until 1977. The couple also served churches in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia before retiring to Montreat, North Carolina, where they lived until recently moving to the Sayre Christian Village in Lexington, Kentucky. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, where her father, the late Dr. James Ross McCain served as President. While a student at Agnes Scott, she was a classmate of Catherine Wood who became the wife of Peter Marshall, long time U.S. Senate Chaplain. After Chaplain Marshall's death in 1949, Mrs. Marshall and widower Leonard LeSourd, Editor of Guide Post Magazine became husband and wife. Mrs. LeSourd died in 1983. Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband of 66 years and their children, Hazard Community and Technical College Professor William C. Brown, Jr. and his wife Marilyn of Jackson; Betty (Mrs. Steve) Sloop, Wilmington, North Carolina; Dr. Ross Brown and wife Cathie of Richmond; Evelyn Christensen and her husband Ralph of Lexington; Mary Louise and her husband Bob Forsythe of Wadsworth, Ohio, and John Brown and his wife Beth of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A service of praise and celebration of life will be held at the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, Lexington, on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am with a visitation following the service. In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Brown's body was donated to the University of Kentucky Medical School. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Transylvania Presbytery for new church development.
Ellen Neace Rivera
Ellen Neace Rivera, 62, of Edgewood (formerly of Perry County), died Monday, July 3, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Hazel and Juanita Campbell, 3 brothers-in-law, Tensley, A.C. and Raleigh Campbell. She is survived by 1 son, David Rivera and wife Kathryn of Bonnyman; 1 daughter, Cynthia Johnson and husband Eli of Chester, VA; 3 sisters, Della Campbell and husband Mack of Fort Wayne, IN; Jeanette Campbell and husband Herbert of Montpelier, IN; Reva Campbell of Bonnyman; 1 granddaughter, Ellana Joy Johnson; host of relative and friends. Funeral was conducted Thursday, July 6, 2006 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Wayne Johnson officiating, burial in the Mudlick Cemetery in Grapevine. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Nora Asher Adams
Nora Asher Adams, 88, of Hazard, died Friday, July 7, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Grant and Laura Cornett Asher. She is survived by 2 daughters, Bobbie Jean and Lavonne; 1 son, Thomas Adams and wife Sharon; 1 brother, Kermit Asher; 2 sisters, Zelphia and Elsie; 2 grandchildren, Renae Neace and Wesley Adams; host of other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. Funeral was conducted Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Maggard's MT. View Chapel with Rev. Buddy Turner officiating, burial in the Resthaven Cemetery In Jeff. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bradley Glenn Maggard
Bradley Glenn Maggard, 15, of Hazard, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the Hazard Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his mother, Delinda Maggard; father and step-mother, Arthur and Wilma Maggard; 1 sister, Carrie Campbell; 1 brother, Sim Jeffery Maggard; paternal grandmother, Jewell Maggard; maternal grandmother, Dora Smith; step-grandparents, Russell and Nora Napier; 3 step-brothers, Mark Leason, Cory Leason and Joshua Danner; 2 nieces, Hanna Campbell and Portia Leason; 2 nephews, Skylar Campbell and Tajae Leason; host of very special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral was conducted at the Living Waters Full Gospel Church, Saturday, July 8, 2006 with Paul Couch and James Madden officiating, burial in the Napier Branch Cemetery in Krypton. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jason Lee Allen
Jason Lee Allen, 28, died Monday, July 3, 2006 at the Hazard Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Pam Allen of Hazard; father, Von Allen of Jackson; 1 sister, Jennifer and husband Kevin Gay of Hyden; maternal grandfather, Clen Hubble of Jackson; paternal grandmother, Alice Jones of Jackson; special friend, Shena Chapman of Jackson; 1 nephew, Colin; 2 nieces, Hannah and Emma; host of relatives and friends. Funeral was conducted Friday, July 7, 2006 at the Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel with Rev. Ray Wilson officiating, burial in the West Somerset Cemetery in Somerset. Engle-Walker Perry County Chapel in charge of arrangements. Donations can be made to the Cadet Leadership Educational Program Youth Activity Fund, 2665 Highway 30 West, Jackson, KY 41339.
Amos Noble, 74, of Hazard, died Monday, July 3, 2006. He was the son of the late Bradix and Margaret Bush Noble. He is survived by 3 daughters, Sandra Lee Amburgey of Lexington; Margaret Ann Mullins of Clayhole; Evelyn Pennington of West VA; 4 sons, Mike Noble of Hazard; Ronnie Wayne Noble and John Noble, both of Ary; Elvin Noble of Shelbyville; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. No service will be held. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ida Mae Combs Murphy
Ida Mae Combs Murphy, 85, of Vicco died Monday, July 3, 2006 at the Hazard Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Brack and Vida Hall Combs. She is survived by 1 daughter, Wilma Jean Sturgill of Vicco; 2 grandchildren, Kenneth Wayne Wood of OH; Lisa Miller of Hazard; 5 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral was conducted Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the Vicco Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Fields and Rev. Ronald Davidson officiating, burial in the Combs-Roark Cemetery in Kodak. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Perry Combs, Jr
Perry Combs, Jr., 77, of Happy, died Monday, July 3, 2006. He was the son of the late Perry Combs, Sr and Betty Dobson Combs. He is survived by his wife, Corrine Combs of Happy; 5 sons, Perry Combs, Jr, lll, Gary Combs, Danny Combs, Anthony Combs, all of Happy; Timothy Combs of Upper Second Creek; 5 daughters, Christine Maddox and Patricia Ashburn, both of Beaver Dam; Lisa Stacy and Pamela Hughes, both of Hazard, Shelly Boggs of Happy; 1 brother, Robert Combs of Big Creek; 3 sisters, Monota Easterling and Katie Combs, both of Beaver Dam; Zola Parks of MI; 25 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, host of other relatives and friends. Funeral was conducted Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Engle-Walker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Duane Allen officiating, burial in the Perry Combs Cemetery in Happy. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine Francis Slone
Lorraine Francis Slone, 78, of Hazard, died Friday, July 7, 2006 at home. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Etta Gibbs Francis. She is survived by 1 son, Harry Slone and wife Kathy of Jesup, GA; 2 daughters, Ada Spangler of Clarksville, IN; Alleta Sue Napier of Hazard; 2 sisters, Nettie Marie West of Stanton; Geneva Baird of Cincinnati, OH; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; host nieces, nephews, relative and friends. Funeral was conducted Monday, July 10, 2006 at the Engle-Walker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Hamon and Truman Hurt officiating, burial in the Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Collins, 83, died Thursday, June 29, 2006 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ella Webb Wooton. She is survived by 3 sons, Fred Wooton, Monroe Collins and Junior Collins, all of Buckhorn; 4 daughters, Nola Turner of Breathitt County; Leila Mae Gay of Gays Creek; Virginia Barrett of Booneville; Rebecca Rose of Buckhorn; 1 sister, Audrey Combs of Buckhorn; 18 grandchildren,11 great-grandchildren, host of relative and friends. Funeral was conducted Saturday, July 1, 2006 at the Buckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church with Rev. Simmie Ray Bowling and Rev. Mike Riley officiating, burial in the Laurel Point Cemetery in Buckhorn. Engle-Walker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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