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Roy Lee Cox

Roy Lee Cox, 78, husband of Janice Lee Hughes Cox for 54 years, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. with loved ones beside him. He was born in Milltown in Nicholas County to the late Adrian and Lottie Cox on Apr. 16, 1936. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Nicholas County State Highway Department, retiring in 1995 after 27 years. He also loved being on the farm.
He is survived by three daughters: Jennifer (Gary) Taulbee, Beverly (Jeff) Howard, and Kristie (Joe) Petitt; seven grandchildren whom he loved and spoiled very much: Jeremy (Melissa) Taulbee, Heather (Adam) Anderson, Amber (Chester) Taulbee, Ashtine (Travis) Weiss, Josh Howard, and Dakota and Dalton Hughes. He also had seven great-grandchildren whom he cherished deeply: Collin and Rachel Anderson, Peyton Weiss, Christopher and T J Taulbee, and Cameron and Suzanna Burke. Also surviving are three brothers: Billy Gene Cox, Malcolm Cox, and Jackie Cox; a special nephew, Justin Cox; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Danny “KY” Boone; and his canine companions, Buck and Jake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Lottie Cox; three brothers: Elwood Cox, Buddy Cox, and Douglas Cox; two sisters: Sarah McCarty and Juanita Scott; a special niece, Joyce Cox Adamson; and a great-nephew, Aaron Capps, who welcomed him home.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 9, 2015 at Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Watkins officiating. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery. Pallbearers were Adam Anderson, Travis Weiss, Josh Howard, Jeremy Taulbee, Justin Cox, Greg Cox, Keith Cox, and Danny Boone. Honorary bearers were Heather Anderson, Ashtine Weiss, Amber Taulbee, Dalton Hughes, Dakota Hughes, his great-grandchildren, and the Nicholas County State Highway Employees of 1995. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital or the Lay Witness Outreach Program. Carlisle-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Vice Bray

Helen Vice Bray, wife of the Reverend John L. Bray, died on Monday, Mar. 9, 2015 in Lawrenceburg surrounded by family. She was born in Nicholas County on Sept. 12, 1929 the daughter of the late Carlton and Edith Ring Vice.
Mrs. Bray spent her first 18 years on her parents' farm near East Union in Nicholas County. She graduated from Carlisle High School in 1947. She worked as an executive secretary, bank teller, bookkeeper and in retail sales. She and her husband lived in Tiffin, Ohio, Las Cruces and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marceline and St. Louis, Missouri, Cynthiana, and in Decatur and Waukegan, Illinois before retiring and moving to Lawrenceburg in 1988.
Mrs. Bray was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Lawrenceburg, where she has been active in the Christian Women's Fellowship as well as other organizations of the congregation. She has served in many ways in the congregations where she has been a member, singing in choirs, serving as Deaconess, Elder, teaching classes in the church school, serving as a member of church committees and in many other ways.
She was active in community organizations in a number of places. She has served as a leader of Campfire Girls and Girls Scouts, a member of Garden Clubs, Homemakers, Mothers Study Club, Hospital Auxiliary and ministers' spouse organizations.
Mrs. Bray is survived by her husband and three daughters: Helen “Bobbi” Cox and her husband, John R. Cox of Marietta, Georgia, Susan Hyatt of Frankfort, and Margaret “Peg” Burger and her husband Matt Burger of Sullivan, Illinois; three grandchildren: April Hyatt, Adam Hyatt and his wife Kari of Frankfort, and John W. Cardwell of Marietta, Georgia; two great-granddaughters: Lillian Greenwell and Rebekah Hyatt; and one great-grandson, James Hyatt of Frankfort. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Mrs. W.C. Vice; a sister, Betty Ratliff and her husband, Rondall of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Gerald Watkins of Carlisle; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Leonard Edward Felty; a son, Leonard Irvin Felty; a brother, W.C. Vice; three sisters: Frances Hardwick and her husband Malcolm, Louise Reister and her husband Gary, and Jane Watkins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015 at First Christian Church in Lawrenceburg with the Rev. Jim Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601 or First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. Gash Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Wilburn Jessie Kerns

Wilburn Jessie Kerns, 76, of Ewing died on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015 at his home. Wilburn was born in Fleming County on July 2, 1938 to the late Thomas Kerns and the late Maybelle Farrow Kerns and was a member of the Hilltop Christian Church. Wilburn also served 13 years in the United States Army including eight months in the Vietnam War with. Wilburn was a lifetime member of the Franklin Sousley VFW Post 1834 where he served as Post and District Commander and also served as State Inspector. Wilburn was a self employed carpenter and after retirement enjoyed doing woodwork and telling stories to the grandkids in the garage.
Wilburn is survived by his wife of 41 years, Thelma Damron Kerns, to whom he was married on Dec. 1, 1973. Also surviving are a daughter, Jessica (Steve) McFarland of Ewing; and four sons: Jason Kerns of Ewing, Tony (Kim) Jones of Flemingsburg, Timmy (Lisa) Jones and Jerry (Tammy) Jones, both of Ewing. Also surviving are 1 grandkids: Derrick Jones, Sara Razor, Malieri Jones, Casey Jones Devin Jones, Jennifer Jones, Alex Jones, Lauren McFarland, Allison McFarland, and Brook and Katie Damron; six great-grandkids: Audrey and Gretta Jones, Hayden and Alex Gray, and Jarrod Jolly and Shawn Jones; one sister, Heldia Smalley; and two brothers: Delmar Kerns and Les Williams.
Preceding in death is a son, Randy Damron; six brothers: Milerd Kerns, Clay Kerns, Author Kerns, Ike Kerns, Don Kerns, and Billy Williams; two sisters: Ruth Booth and Mattie Kerns; and a very special brother-in-law, Larry Brewer.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015 at Price Bros. Funeral Home in Elizaville with the Rev. Jerry Boling officiating. Burial followed in the Elizaville Cemetery with full military honors rendered by the William F. Fant American Legion Post 5 and the Franklin Sousley V.F.W. Post 1834.

Michael D. Baker

Michael D. Baker, 52, died at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Formerly of Winchester, he is survived by parents, Hayluard and Donna Baker.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Fryman.
He is also survived by five sisters: Cindy (Johnny) Graves and Jennifer (Steven) Turley, both of Winchester, and Monica Moore (Mike) Pryor, Tonya Moore Mynear, and Angie Moore Lane, all of Carlisle; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at the Calvary Christian Church in Winchester with the Rev. Paul Hollingsworth officiating. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Preston Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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