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Carl Whalen

Carl L. Whalen, 72, of Paris died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. He was born in Pendleton County, Jan. 5, 1942 to the late Ernest and Pearl Ritchie Whalen. He was a retired Square D employee, a member of Blue Licks Christian Church, and the Ducks Unlimited Committee. He was a United States Army Vietnam veteran and a member of the 27th Infantry Regimental Historical Society "Wolfhounds," Lexington VFW Post 680, and the Millersburg American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Ann Williams Whalen; two nieces: Rosetta (Paul) Tolson of Cynthiana, and Linda Sue Vascovich of Paris; and four great-nephews: Rodney Ritchie of Paris, Jamey Linville of Georgia, Timmy Linville of California, and Dwayne Moore of Lexington.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbert Lee Ritchie.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Ware Funeral Home by Bro. Jim Caswell. Burial followed in Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Timmy Linville, Jamey Linville, Joe Donald Brooks, David Tubbs, Wesley Blythe, and Mark Long. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Maschke, Thomas Tate, Shelton Jackson, Ralph Smith, Rodney Ritchie, Paul Tolson, Ed Smith, Joe Guchek, Randy Hall, Tom Donovan, Dorsey Weeks, William Smith, and Roger Cates. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Licks Christian Church, 10301 Maysville Road, Carlisle, KY 40311. www.warefuneralhome.com

Roberta Ritchie Murrell

Roberta Ritchie Murrell, 92, widow of Ed Murrell, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home. Born in Nicholas County on Apr. 24, 1922 to the late Memphis and Effie Snapp Ritchie, she was a seamstress for many years at Hansley Mills, Giffin Manufacturing, and Jockey International. She was a former employee of the Nicholas County Senior Citizens Center, and a member of Oakland Mills United Methodist Church.
A loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Roberta dedicated the majority of her time to her family.
Surviving her are two sons: Delmus (Kathy) Murrell, and James Allen (Sharon) Murrell, both of Carlisle; a devoted sister: Leota Fryman of Bourbon County; a brother, Clestus (Juanita) Ritchie of Carlisle; three grandchildren: Bradley Murrell, Susan (Dennis) Rodgers, and Kevin (Debbie) Murrell; four great-grandchildren: Brandon (Alison) Murrell, Heather (Tre) Collins, Tyler (Kara) Rose, and Keegan Rose; two great-great-granddaughters, Campbell Ann Murrell and Madilynn Grace Collins; her long-time companion, Estill Gardner; and special friends: Rhonda Murrell, and J. T., Jacob, and Logan Fryman.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers: Donnie, Dovolee, and Junius Ritchie; and a sister, Chlotene Steele.
Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Caswell officiating. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gordon Burkett, Stevie Duncan, Jacob Fryman, Jason George, Tommy Ray Ritchie, and Ruben Routt. Honorary bearers were William Earl Murrell, Gene Sibert, Rick Sweet, and all employees of Lee-Lynn Manufacturing. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Blue Licks Christian Church or the Carlisle Christian Church. Condolences and video tribute are available at www.mathersgaunce.com

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